History Level 3

L3HIS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Peterson

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, however an interest in local, national and global history as well confidence in writing are beneficial.



Level 3 History teaches students analytical and critical thinking skills that build on previous years’ work. Students who have not studied History before will be introduced to key historical skills and concepts that will continue to be valuable beyond Year 13. The context of the course will look at the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its subsequent consequences and how the wrongs of the past are redressed through actions of the Waitangi Tribunal. For the internal assessment component of the course students will explore local West Auckland history. Both assessments allow for students to choose an aspect of local history to research and report on. Students will complete both internal and external standards in this subject.


Course Overview

Term 1
In Term 1 students will start the process of choosing a local piece of history to research. The scope is broad with the only constraint being West Auckland as the focus of the research. The research will include going to the West Auckland Research Centre to gain primary and secondary evidence. The information will be collated into a research portfolio. The second assessment will use the same information (and more) to write a report on the research done in the first internal. These two assessments will take place during all of Term 1 with the second assessment being completed within the first 2 weeks of Term 2

Term 2
Once the second assessment is completed students will begin looking at Te Tiriti of Waitangi in order to complete the requirements for this external paper. Te Tiriti is widely considered as our founding document yet many do not understand what caused Te Tiriti to be signed in 1840 and how since that time there have been many consequences for Maori, the Crown and society as a whole.

A further essay topic may be considered alongside learning about Te Tiriti. This will be discussed with students at the start of the school year to gain interest and resourcing.

Term 3
This term sees the completion of the essay topic on the Treaty and shifts to using many of the skills learnt in the two internal assessments and with the essay to be able to complete the second external paper on analysing historical sources. The analysis of historical evidence allows students to apply learnt skills throughout the year to that of unfamiliar historical sources in the external examinations.

A further essay topic may be considered alongside learning about Te Tiriti. This will be discussed with students at the start of the school year to gain interest and resourcing.

Term 4
Term 4 is used to revise and prepare for the external examinations. Based on the preliminary examinations the four weeks will be focused on areas that require further clarification and practice.

Learning Areas:

Humanities



Career Pathways

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